Nobody’s Listening

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“People said we looked good together – they always say that, his black skin, my white hair. Striking is how we look.  We even got in the papers.”

Second-generation Irish immigrant Maeve took up the tango in her early seventies and has mastered the pasa doble at 74.

As she dances through piles of her late mother’s belongings Maeve conjures conversations with the women she has known and turned away from, largely in distaste.

From the acclaimed writer of Jumpy comes Nobody’s Listening, a glittering, bittersweet play that casts one eye on motherhood and one on the motherland.

Location: St Stephen’s Church

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Paola Dionisotti
Paola Dionisotti plays Maeve in Nobody’s Listening. Theatre includes various seasons at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre,Two Sisters (New Vic), Apologia (Bush Theatre), On Religion (Europalia), Jenufa (Arcola Theatre), Mrs Warren’s Profession (Royal Lyceum Theatre & Nottingham Playhouse), Ghosts (Royal Lyceum Theatre), Further Than the Furthest Thing (Tron Theatre/National Theatre), Driver Painter (New End Theatre), Pyrenees (Tron Theatre/Paines Plough/Chocolate Factory), The Entertainer  (Liverpool Playhouse), Holy Mothers (Royal Court/Ambassador Theatre), The Trojan WomenVassa (The Gate), Britannicus (Crucible Theatre) and On the Verge (Birmingham Rep/Sadlers Wells).TV includes Holby City, Game of Thrones, Midsomer Murders, Ashes to AshesFergus’ WeddingMcCready and DaughterHarbour LightsMaisie RainePeak PracticeJust William and House of Elliot. Film includes Loves BrotherCome and GoIntimacyThe Titchbourne ClaimantVigo, A Passion for Life, Les Miserables, The Sailor’s Return, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding and Florence Foster Jenkins. Directorial debut: Two Sisters and a Piano (Tron / Out of the Box Productions).

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23 Mar
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